Guided tour

Florence: Dome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours

Florence: Dome Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: ACCORD Italy Smart Tours

From US$ 71.74 per person

Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence with a local guide. Climb the 463 steps up to the top of the Cupola for panoramic views of Florence.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Dome and enjoy a guided tour
  • Climb the 463 steps to reach the top of the Dome
  • Admire impressive views of Florence from high above
Full description
Climb to the top of Florence’s Dome with your expert local guide. Skip the lines waiting to enter and enjoy an exclusive 1.2-hour guided tour. Brunelleschi’s Dome, with its egg-shaped architecture, was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment. Climb the 463 steps to the top and enjoy impressive views of Florence.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the Dome
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • People with vertigo
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At Porta della Mandorla, the entrance of Brunelleschi's Cupola (Brunelleschi's Dome).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Visitors will need to climb 463 steps
  • No elevators are available
  • The climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia
  • The times of access to the monuments are subject to change due to extraordinary events and depend on the Opera del Duomo schedule
  • The tour could be canceled due to rain
  • If a tour is conducted in 2 languages the duration will be 1 hour 45 minutes
  • A dress code is in place. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered (both men and women). You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 799 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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This was a great tour! It's a bit of a journey to the top of the dome, but you take breaks and learn a ton of great history about the Duomo along the way. Once you're at the top, you get an incredible view of Florence and have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy. Vittoria was our English-language tour guide and she provided an amazing experience. Grazie Vittoria!

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August 10, 2022

Great! Our guide Wendy, has taught us many of the curiosities of the Dome and has resolved many of our doubts. It is true that it is more expensive than buying the tickets separately, but if you go in good time and don't wait in long lines; it's quite interesting. In addition to the additional contribution of someone who tells you his whole story.

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December 28, 2021

My guide was Maria Cristina and I thought she was great! The tour was presented in English and Italian and it was great listening to both renditions even though my Italian skillz are lacking. Maria was super knowledgeable and somehow didn’t lose her breath whilst climbing up and up and up. Also patient with me being the slowest member of the tour. The hike up is a bit of an adventure with steep steps and confined spaces. There’s even a feature up top that is almost like the cables at half dome in Yosemite . The view of the city from up to made it all worth it. All in all, great experience!

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December 7, 2021

Product ID: 67182